UP TO 60 Courses available to choose from. Find the general education credits that will transfer into your degree program.
StraighterLine combines a $99/month membership with a guaranteed credit pathway to Urban College Of Boston. Courses start at $59 and include the eTextbook at no additional cost.
A welcoming and supportive community, UCB is a private, non-profit college offering associate degrees and certificates. Our courses are offered in English, Spanish, Mandarin and Haitian Creole. Instruction is also flexible and offered in-person, online or hybrid. We provide robust support to our students throughout their whole academic journey beginning with guidance at the time of your application, help with registering for classes, free tutoring service, technology support and even guidance for post-graduate options and pathways.
on your degree with affordable college-level classes like Developmental Writing, College Algebra, American Government, and Introduction to Biology. Over 60 general education courses available starting at only $59. StraighterLine saves you thousands compared to the average $2,500 college course.
to one of 150+ accredited partner colleges or the over 2,000 schools that accept StraighterLine courses for credit. All StraighterLine courses are evaluated and recommended for credit by the American Council of Education (ACE).
You have the control to complete courses on your schedule. You can progress as quickly or as slowly as you need.
to succeed. Your membership includes eTextbooks, 24/7 on demand tutoring, live student support 7 days a week, and final exam proctoring.
and perform better. StraighterLine students graduate one full term faster, completing 28% more credits per term than non-StraighterLine students
Urban College’s History
Founded as the Urban College Program by Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) in 1967, Urban College of Boston (UCB) subsequently received its charter in 1993, its 501(c)(3) status in 1998, and full accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) – now the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) – in 2001.
In 2017, UCB moved to its current campus, located on the first and second floors of the China Trade Center. In 2020, NECHE gave UCB approval to offer online courses to supplement its in-person course offerings during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout its history, UCB has been dedicated to supporting students in attaining their higher education aspirations and equipping graduates with the skills necessary to succeed in their chosen careers.